Introductions - new member from Albany, GA...
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02-26-08, 05:09 PM
02-26-08, 05:12 PM
Hi Jon, a lot of people emerging from the woodwork lately. Perhaps it's the cheerful greeting everyone gets, eh :D ?
So, what road bike did you get?
Welcome to BF!
I Jon and welcome.
Do you ride with the Pecan City Pedalers (http://www.pecancitypedalers.org/)?
Stop by the Southeast regional subforum and say hello.
02-27-08, 08:43 AM
hey thanks for the welcome. the bike i got is a Diamondback, the cheapest one, lol:
i took it out sunday for a 20 mile ride and its a lot easier than the old mountain bike with slicks. i was expecting a rough ride, but i think the big diameter wheels take the bumps really good.
i know of the pecan city pedalers. i plan to do the nut roll later on in the year.
You will be itching for an upgrade soon enough...:p . But hey, if it gets you on a bike, it's good :) .
02-27-08, 09:08 AM
The Electra Townie can be ridden that way, but not nearly as fast as I would like. It's a great bike if you have back and neck problems (and once you get the saddle dialed in :D ), but it's not exactly a speed machine!
02-27-08, 09:17 AM
i definitely am glad to be rid of the townie! i always thought rode bikes were horribly uncomfortable, but after riding mine sunday, its actually a lot easier on the majority of the body, but the wrists certainly will have to build some strenght!
Ha! Anytime you are riding more than a couple of miles, a road bike will be more comfortable in the long run.
Changing hand positions on the drop bars will help keep your hands from getting numb. The mirror is a great idea. I have one on my helmet, and am so used to having it that I feel odd when out walking because I miss being able to see behind me :p . Seriously!
02-27-08, 05:16 PM
Welcome aboard BF. My parents lived in Americus for quite awhile. They went to Georgian Southwestern. Been in and around Albany quite abit. Enjoy the forums. Oh, nice bike BTW.
02-27-08, 05:19 PM
Changing hand positions on the drop bars will help keep your hands from getting numb.
You might need to adjust the bike fit a bit too. Also check to see if you are "stiff-arming" the handlebars, that will give you sore wrists. Use your core to support you and try to keep weight off of your arms/hands.
Congrats on the new bike! :)
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